Parents of Drunk Driver Pay $1.1 Million
Colorado personal injury attorney Steve Wahlberg brought a claim on behalf of his client against the parents of a college student who was drunk at the time of the car accident. Wahlberg conducted discovery and learned that the defendant was under age. The defendant was provided alcohol at the family home by his parents. The defendant left the family home and went to another party, consuming more alcohol. Mr. Wahlberg's client was a passenger in the defendant's car and was seriously injured.
Wahlberg was able to prove that the defendant's parents illegally provided alcohol to their twenty year old son. Wahlberg was able to access the liability policy on the parent's vehicle and the umbrella policy on the parent's home to successfully settle the case prior to trial.